Course detail

Electronic Practice

FEKT-BPC-ELPAcad. year: 2024/2025

The course provides students with training of skills and proper routines in experimental work at electronic laboratories. The right choice of suitable instruments for a certain measurement and current check of measured data in comparison to expected results are stressed. Not only basic applications, but also advanced tasks are demonstrated and trained. Computer classes make students familiar with computer-aided design and analysis of electronic circuits using OrCAD-PSpice simulator and Eagle PCB design software. Students assemble simple electronic circuits on contactless boards and/or on their own designed PCBs and then immediately compare the results of the computer-aided simulation with the experiment.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Preliminary knowledge is required on a secondary school level, namely mathematics (goniometric function sin, cos – degree, radian, logarithm and simple logarithmic equations, integral of common one-variable functions) and electrical engineering (mean and rms values). Because the course is designed for beginners in the first year of their study, all the necessary topics are repeated and practised. The student must have a valid certificate §4.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

The course-unit credit requirements are the following: active work during all the classes, completing and submitting of the specified tasks (especially the design of a PCB) and successful passing of the final practical test (at least 5 points of the total 10 points). The test includes assembling of a simple passive circuit and a specified measurement with properly chosen measuring instruments.
All the laboratory and computer classes are compulsory, participation is checked. The lessons missed due to serious reasons can be substituted only in the dates determined by the supervisor and after the supervisor’s agreement (preferably during the current semester, exceptionally in its last week).


The main aim of the course is to train students in experimental work at an electronic laboratory and to prepare them not only for laboratory classes of advanced courses, but also for independent work during the course of their study (e. g. practical parts of their bachelor’s works) and in practice. Another goal is to provide students with their first experience in computer simulation of the behaviour of electronic circuits and in PC design of PCBs, and to stress a close connection between computer simulation and experiments.
The students who successfully completed the course are able to: (1) work with a basic equipment of electronic laboratories (dc source, functional generator, multimeter, oscilloscope), (2) choose a suitable instrument for a certain measurement (measuring function, range, frequency, accuracy), (3) compare the measured results with preliminary assumption, (4) measure in decibels, (5) simulate behaviour of simple electronic circuits using PSpice, (6) design a simple PCB using Eagle, (7) build up and test a simple electronic circuit on a contactless board, (8) build up and test a circuit on a PCB.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

JAKUBOVÁ, I., KOLKA, Z., KOVÁŘOVÁ, J., PETRŽELA, J. Elektronické praktikum. [online] Dostupné na: (CS)
JURÁNEK, A., HRABOVSKÝ, M. EAGLE pro začátečníky. BEN-technická literatura, Praha, 2007. (CS)

Recommended reading

User's manuals of measuring instruments and software [online]. Available at websites of producers (EN)
PLÍVA, Z. EAGLE prakticky. BEN-technická literatura, Praha, 2011. (CS)

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-EKT Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

Type of course unit


Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Introduction to the basic electronic equipment in an electronic experimental laboratory (1 lesson).
Measurements with basic electronic instruments (generators, scopes, multimeters, LRC meters, power supplies etc.) - basic principles of their exploitation (4 lessons).
Principles of the creation of technical documents and measurement reports. Computer support of their realisation (4 lessons).
Practical training by experimental realisation of some elementar electronic circuits - step by step processing (4 lessons).